Kuwait closes fish, livestock markets to public amid coronavirus regulations

Public will not be allowed to shop at fish and livestock markets. (File/AFP)
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Updated 06 April 2020

Kuwait closes fish, livestock markets to public amid coronavirus regulations

  • Livestock will only be sold to slaughter houses, which will also sell it to retailers
  • Authorities have ordered the closure of all car workshops earlier

DUBAI: Kuwait authorities shut down fish and livestock markets to curb the spread of COVID-19, state news agency KUNA reported.
“Selling at the fish wholesale markets will be confined to cooperative societies, supermarkets, restaurants, hotels and retailers,” Director General of Municipality Ahmad Al-Manfouhi said.
Livestock will only be sold to slaughter houses, which will also sell it to earlier mentioned outlets.
Earlier this month, authorities have ordered the closure of all car workshops and a reduction of the number of workers at cooperative supermarkets.
The Ministry of Social Affairs and the Union of Consumer Cooperative Societies will stop recruiting volunteers at co-ops to protect them from the virus, who will be instead helping out in other positions.
The authorities will also remove non-essential workers at the co-ops, while allocating buildings were essential workers will be housed after being checked by the Health Ministry.
Currently, there are 556 COVID-19 cases, 99 recoveries and one death.


Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

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Emirates president says could take four years to rebuild network from virus hit

  • The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March
DUBAI: Emirates President Tim Clark said on Monday it could take the airline four years to rebuild its network that has been decimated by the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think probably by the year 2022/23, 2023/24 we will see things coming back to some degree of normality and Emirates will be operating its network as it was and hopefully as successfully as it was,” he said in a webcast interview.
The Dubai-based airline was flying to 157 destinations in 83 countries before it grounded passenger flights in March and has since operated limited services.